Manchester conference: The European Crisis, Alternative Reponses

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THE EUROPEAN CRISIS:
ALTERNATIVE RESPONSES
A Jean Monnet international day conference
University of Manchester, Friday 28th June 2013, 9.45am – 4.45pm
Arthur Lewis Building, G.030/031

The financial crisis of European states and of the Eurozone has been met, on the national and transnational levels, with the demand for ‘austerity’, a political project which is partially shared across the political spectrum from centre-right to centre-left. This day conference will bring together scholars of European radical political parties and social movements which fall outside of this policy field. The socialist left, the populist right, environmentalists, Pirates and more will all come under discussion, and countries covered span from Britain and Sweden to Germany and Greece. The conference aims to answer the questions: What are the alternatives to austerity politics which are being elaborated in Europe right now? And are any of them likely to come to prominence as ‘Plan A’ becomes less…

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